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G4 Maggie Aderin-Pocock: The Art of Stargazing

The Bath Festival 2024

The Guildhall

Come and explore the night sky with award-winning superstar space scientist and BBC The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock as she shares her expertise and unique insights into the marvellous world of stars! Take a tour of the 88 constellations and explore the science, history and romanticism behind these celestial bodies in this very special Bath Festival event for budding stargazers and anyone looking for a little more wonder in their lives.

Maggie is an infectiously passionate and encouraging guide and this event will inspire us all to get outside with a hot chocolate (or glass of wine) and share the tranquil joy of   stargazing, reconnecting with both the natural world and our ancestors.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is an award-winning scientist and broadcaster. She is a pioneering figure in promoting science to the public and runs her own company engaging children and adults all over the world with the wonders of space science. Overcoming dyslexia to study at Imperial College, she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. She has worked as a space scientist for many years on projects such as the James Webb Space telescope. While doing this she has toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools inspiring the next generation of physicists. In 2006 she was one of six Women of Outstanding Achievement winners with GetSET Women and in 2009 she was awarded a MBE for her services to science and education. As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Maggie has appeared in numerous programmes including Stargazing Live and Doctor Who Confidential. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at UCL's Department of Physics and Astronomy and been awarded five honorary doctorates from universities across the country. She has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs and has given numerous talks across institutions, governments and universities including TEDxTalks. In 2023, she was honoured with a Barbie doll in her likeness in recognition of her achievements in making space and science accessible to young girls, literally encouraging them to ‘reach for the stars’.



G4 Maggie Aderin-Pocock: The Art of Stargazing